Location: Tacoma, WA
December 12, 2010 4:01 pm
I had never seen a bee collect pollen like this before? Can you please help me identify what kind of bee it is?
Signature: T Drivas
Dear T Drivas,
Your bee is a Leaf Cutting Bee in the genus Megachile. BugGuide also has images of Leaf Cutting Bees gathering pollen in this manner. These wild bees are important pollinators.